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Buildings and campus collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG-01-E

About the collection

This collection consists of materials documenting the development of the Connecticut College campus, including architectural plans, correspondence, financial information, fundraising, grant applications, building specifications, planning records, and press coverage. Of particular note is a series of correspondence between early College administrators, trustees, and architects regarding the planning and opening of the College (see Series I: Campus planning).

This collection is an artificial collection. Some material were collected by Gertrude Noyes in preparation for her manuscript, A History of Connecticut College (1982). Additional material were collected by various College departments over several decades. Significant correspondence was generated by various college presidents and was collected and arranged in this collection.

Dates

  • 1915 - 2015

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Please see Archivist for access to the inventories for Series III. Archotectual drawings.

Extent

7.5 Linear Feet (18 letter document boxes and oversized architectural drawings)

Overview

An artificial collection of material documenting the development of the Connecticut College campus, including architectural plans, building specifications, correspondence, fundraising material, and planning records.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into three series: Series I: Campus planning, 1911-2000; Series II: Building Files, 1913-2015; and Series III: Architectual drawings. Series I is arranged chronologically. Series II has additional subseries aranged alphabetically by building name and then chronologically.
Title
Guide to the Buildings and Campus Collection, 1911-2015
Status
Completed
Author
processed by Rebecca Parmer; revised and migrated into ArchiveSpace in 2019 by Christian Salguero.
Date
2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
270 Mohegan Ave
New London CT 06320 United States
860-439-2686